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Ray Bourque pleads guilty to OUI, loses license and receives probation.

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Don't drink and drive, kids.

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins legend and former captain Ray Bourque has lost his license for a good portion of a year and will be on Probation as he has pleaded guilty on an OUI liqour charge today.

He originally pleaded not guilty, but stated that he wanted to take responsibility for himself and his actions.

He was caught in Andover in late June after rear-ending a car. Nobody was hurt, but police found that he was over the legal limit for blood alcohol three times over and was also charged with "following too closely" that led to the accident. He also refused a blood and urine sample, and so he will automatically have lost his license for at least 180 days, and the judge added 90 days on account of the intoxication caused a car accident near a construction zone.

While it is very admirable of him to take responsibility for his actions, it does not excuse his conduct when driving two and a half tons of steel around. When we say don't drink and drive, if only for your own sake, heed that warning.